Re: Herring/dpkg (was Re: Senseless Bickering and Overpoliticization)
On Tue, 31 Aug 1999, Ben Collins wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 31, 1999 at 12:31:53PM +0100, Matthew Vernon wrote:
> > On Tue, 31 Aug 1999, Anthony Towns wrote:
> > > On Mon, Aug 30, 1999 at 05:50:28PM -0500, John Goerzen wrote:
> > > > dpkg is writhing away in the abyss,
> > >
> > > In that it's had another new maintainer upload just the other day.
> > >
> > > A bunch of other poeple have started the Herring project (and another
> > > project which does not officially exist, and shall not be named) to
> > > make sure that even if dpkg takes it last gasp and doesn't even bother
> > > writhing anymore, we've got a backup.
> > Which IMHO is a waste of effort - surely working on the dpkg bugs is a
> > better use of time rather than trying to re-write the entire thing? I
> > reject utterly that the dpkg source tree is unreadable - I'm no god
> > programmer, and I can understand it.
> > The programming effort being put into Herring could be much better
> > directed.
> Opinion noted, but fortunately for me, it's my effort to direct in any way
> I see fit. I don't see how some one who is not (obviously since the bugs
> still exist) working on _anything_ to fix dpkg, can put down the efforts
> of others who are (or are taking steps to make it irrelevant). I believe
> this is the kind of BS and trashing that usually would affect some peoples
> drive and desire to put effort into this project. Thankfully for me (and
> others that my efforts help) it doesn't phase me in the least, other
> than prove that my opinion of the general attitude in this project
Whether intentional or not, that reads like its aimed at me. I refer you
On bug progress on dpkg: